HC Deb 22 November 1938 vol 341 cc1492-3
45. Mr. Westwood

asked the Prime Minister whether he is prepared favourably to consider the setting up of a Royal Commission to inquire into and report on the problems of administration arising out of the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1929, and the problems of rating associated with local government?

The Prime Minister (Mr. Chamberlain)

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave to a question by the hon. Member for Linlithgow (Mr. Mathers) on 28th June last.

Mr. Westwood

Is the Prime Minister aware that there is now a unanimous demand from the local authorities in Scotland for such a commission, whereas previously the County Councils Association were not so keenly interested in the problem?

The Prime Minister

I was not aware of that.